Podcasts

Podcasts 

CoreNet Northern California Podcast


The Chapter has recorded a series of podcasts, available for all members to download for free. Members can enjoy hearing original content from fellow corporate real estate executives or past Chapter programs. Continue to check back as we add more podcasts throughout the year. Don't miss out on our upcoming episodes subscribe to the CoreNet Northern California Chapter podcast on iTunes

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Fireside Chat With John Lucas & Barbara Donaldson


01.20.2021 // This podcast is the second episode in the CoreNet Northern California Chapter’s Series Fireside Chats with CRE Award Honorees, recorded on October 15th, 2020. The episode features John Lucas, Vice President, Real Estate and Workplace Services at Juniper Networks in a candid conversation with Barbara Donaldson, Senior Vice President, Workplace Resources at Synopsys. The two veteran corporate real estate leaders share generously about some of the most important lessons they have learned over the course of their long, distinguished careers and they provide their views on the future of the profession.


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Fireside Chat With John Bruno & Joan Price


12.16.2020 //  The CoreNet Northern California Chapter is excited to present the first episode of the Fireside Chat with CRE Award Honorees Series. This first episode features John Bruno, Vice President of Real Estate, Workplace and Safety at Workday and Joan Price, Director of Global Client Relations at Gensler, who discuss some of the most important trends impacting corporate real estate and share the most impactful experience that helped shaped their careers.


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Innovation in Construction Technology


04.17.2020 //  CoreNet NorCal is pleased to deliver this thought provoking podcast: Innovations in Construction Technology. Recorded on March 18th, 2020, this episode features a conversation between Host Melissa Pesci AIA, Principal at HGA Architects and Engineers and Greg Mantz AIA, Project Executive at DPR Construction. Discussions topics include the state of prefabrication in the industry and advances in virtual design and construction. Mantz, a thought leader who is well known for deploying technology to enhance team integration and optimize project delivery, is also the host of his own podcast, “Beyond the Drawing Board”.



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COVID-19 Crisis


03.23.2020 //  This special COVID-19 Crisis podcast features Chapter President, Robert Teed, Vice President of Corporate Services at ServiceNow in conversation with Jenna Symons, Director of Global Workplace Operations at Okta, Inc. regarding the findings of Session 1 of the Chapter’s COVID-19 Special Interest Group (SIG). Convened for the first time in response to a crisis, the COVID-19 SIG serves to discuss and outline strategies for dealing with the impacts of the crisis across corporate real estate and workplace professionals.


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Where the Talent Is


12.05.2019 //  The CoreNet Northern California Chapter is pleased to bring our listeners another thought provoking podcast: Where the Talent Is. This episode focuses on the demographic trends that drive location decisions in today’s ultra-competitive market for talent. Host Melissa Pesci AIA, Principal at HGA Architects and Engineers and member of the Chapter Leadership Council delves into the findings of JLL’s 2019 report Technology Industry Trends in Commercial Real Estate with co-authors, Amber Schiada, Senior Director of Research and Strategy and Heather Belfor, Research Manager.

You can find links to all of our podcasts on our website and can subscribe to them on iTunes. Please feel free to forward them to your colleagues and friends, share them on LinkedIn and Twitter and please provide your comments! We value your input and will incorporate your feedback in our future podcasts. Happy listening!



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2019 CRE Awards Honorees Podcast


12.05.2019 //  The CoreNet Northern California Chapter is delighted to bring you the 2019 CRE Awards Honorees podcast! Recorded at Splunk’s Headquarters in San Jose on November 8, 2019, this edition features an interview with Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year Ed Axelsen, Senior Director of Corporate Real Estate & Facilities and Service Provider of the Year, Carol Sandman, Founder and Principal of AP+I Design. Host Melissa Pesci AIA, Principal at HGA Architects and Engineers and member of the Chapter Leadership Council, posed thoughtful questions revealing some of the pivotal growth experiences that help shape them into the leaders they are today.

You can find links to all our podcasts on the CoreNet NorCal website and you can subscribe to them on iTunes. Please feel free to forward this valuable content to your colleagues and friends, share them on LinkedIn and Twitter and provide your comments! We value your input and will incorporate your feedback into our future podcasts. Happy listening!



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Young Leader Conversation with Warren Kleban of Instacart


07.24.2019 // The CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter is excited to present a candid conversation with Warren Kleban, Director of Real Estate and Workplace at Instacart. This episode was recorded at the Young Leaders’ “Lunch with a Leader” event Kleban generously hosted at the company’s San Francisco Headquarters on June, 12, 2019. During the small intimate session Kleban shared reflections on his career including lessons learned during his early days working with startups and anecdotes highlighting his experience effecting change at dynamic and disruptive unicorns.  Happy listening!


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2018 CRE Awards Honorees 


12.12.2018 // The CoreNet Northern California Chapter is delighted to bring you the 2018 CRE Awards Honorees podcast! Recorded at Google’s Headquarters this edition features a candid conversation with this year’s award winners, Jay Bechtel, Real Estate Project Executive at Google and Bob McIntire, recently retired Founder and President of NOVA Partners.

Podcast series host, Melissa Pesci AIA, Principal at HGA Architects and Engineers and member of the Chapter Leadership Council, interviewed these two industry leaders asking them thought provoking questions about the lessons they have learned over their long, diverse and distinguished careers. They held little back and provided an insightful look into their respective journeys. Joining in on the discussion as well was John Lucas, Vice President of Global Real Estate & Workplace Services at Juniper Networks.

You can find links to all our podcasts on the CoreNet NorCal website and you can subscribe to them on iTunes. Please feel free to forward this valuable content to your colleagues and friends, share them on LinkedIn and Twitter and provide your comments! We value your input and will incorporate your feedback into our future podcasts. Happy listening!

 
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Implicit Bias, Women of CoreNet


09.03.18 // The CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter is thrilled to bring our listeners more valuable content on the topic of diversity and inclusion. Recorded just before the Women of CoreNet event which was held at CBRE’s new San Francisco office in Salesforce Tower on July 25, 2018, this program features a conversation with Alexis McGill Johnson, co-founder and executive director of Perception Institute. Johnson’s organization is a consortium of researchers, advocates and strategists that uses cutting-edge mind science to help organizations reduce discrimination linked to race, gender and other identity differences.  

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Diversity and Inclusion, Women of CoreNet


03.27.18 // CoreNet Northern California Chapter is especially pleased to offer our listeners this thought-provoking podcast about diversity and inclusion.  Recorded at the Women of CoreNet event held at Palo Alto Networks in Santa Clara on February 28, 2018, it features two extremely dynamic speakers, Cheryl S. Durst, Executive VP & CEO of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Bari A. Williams, Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub.  The casual conversation format of the session created the perfect environment for candor. Consequently, both speakers delved deeply into their personal experiences holding little back! 

While this provided an extra rich learning experience, at times the dialogue included strong language and is, therefore, suitable for mature audiences only.


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2017 CRE Award Honorees 


02.05.18 // This podcast features candid discussions with the 2017 CoreNet Northern California CRE Award Honorees Bill Roberts and Michael Casolo. Both Bill and Michael provide insights into their distinguished careers and share valuable lessons they have learned along the way. They also share their thoughts on the future of the CRE industry, and express what winning this prestigious award means to them.


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Wellness in the Workplace 

12.17.17 // Wellness in the workplace discussion.This podcast was recorded at the CoreNet Northern California Chapter Young Leaders Event at Whil in San Francisco.  The event featured a panel discussion on wellness initiatives and their impact on corporate culture and the workplace. Moderated by Shaun Lee, Senior Project Manager at Cushman & Wakefield the panel included:

  • Megan White – Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Integral Group 
  • Aliza Szolnok – VP, Director of SF Office, ESD Global
  • Priya Premchandran – [e] Team Design & Construction Lead, Google
  • Jun Yoshida – Sr. Regional Wellness Specialist, Linkedin



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Tips for Success 

09.25.17 // The CoreNet Northern California Chapter is pleased to bring you the latest in our series of podcasts: Rockstar Young Leaders. This edition features two accomplished young corporate real estate professionals, Michelle Lagos, member of the Client Solutions team at CBRE and Maja Henderson, former Director of Global Facilities at Square who is now a consultant.  Both have been recognized within the industry for contributing at impressively high levels relatively early in their careers and for taking their respective worlds by storm. 

Podcast host, Melissa Pesci AIA, Principal at HGA Architects and Engineers and member of the Chapter Leadership Council interviewed these two dynamic young leaders and asked them to share some of the secrets of their success.  The resulting conversation is chalk full of inspiring insights from their paths and also offers a unique look at some of today’s most pressing issues through the lens of young professionals.


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The Potential Impact of Public Policy Changes Under the New Administration  

03.29.17 // This discussion was led by renown political commentator, Scott Schafer, Senior Editor for California Politics and Government KQED Public Media and the host of the popular radio show, California Report. Schafer moderated a distinguished panel including: 

  • The Honorable Scott Wiener, California State Senate, District 11
  • Ted Egan, Chief Economist, San Francisco Office of the Controller
  • Greg Dalton, Producer & Host of Climate One at the Commonwealth Club
  • Matt Regan, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Bay Area Council


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Building Technologies and the Future of Productivity

03.29.17 // A discussion focusing on emerging building technologies that are being used in the fields of real estate, construction management, design, and engineering. Moderator by Miles Garber, VP of Research at Polaris Pacific, the dynamic panel included:

  • Robert Teed, Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace at ServiceNow
  • Matt Macko, Founder of stok
  • Hao Ko, Studio Director at Gensler
  • Grant Craig, Associate Principal at PAE Consulting Engineers
  • Kunal Desai, Facilities Engineering Programs Manager for the Northern California portfolio at Google 


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